Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Shetland RPZ
Apr 2013
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Registered Power Zones
LV & 11kV Networks
The electricity network in the Shetland Isles is a true electrical island, with no existing connection to the main transmission system in Great Britain. As an electrically islanded network, all variations in system demand must be met by the three generating stations; Lerwick Power Station (diesel), Sullom Voe Terminal (gas turbine) and Burradale Wind Farm.

Previous studies concluded that no more firmly connected large wind generation can be accepted onto the Shetland network.

This project aims to find novel ways to facilitate the connection of further renewable generation to the Shetland network.